Nam Du Archipelago: An exquisite slice of nature

Featuring more than 21 islets and islands, the glistening Nam Du archipelago fascinates travellers with its endless coastline, brilliant coral reefs and unrivalled nature.

Situated in An Son Commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province, about 250km from Ho Chi Minh City, Nam Du is the farthest off-grid archipelago in the locality with 21 tropical islets and islands. However, there are only 11 islands inhabited by people, for instance, Cu Tron Island, Ngang Island, Mau Island and etc. Others untouched islands such as Nom Island, Dau Island and Dung Island are surrounded by unspoilt nature, a hassle-free ambience and a few dozen households, conjuring a truly peaceful and tranquil picture.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Nam Du Archipelago: An exquisite slice of nature

Nam Du has you falling head over heels with its heavenly islands. Your trip will not be complete without visiting Hon Lon (Big Island). Covering an area of 771 hectares and inhabited by 5,000 islanders, it is the largest island in An Son Commune. Aside from comprising an array of picture-postcard natural landscapes including Chet Beach, Co Beach, Ngu Beach and Gieng Beach, you will have the chance to experience the exhilarating coastal life.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Nam Du Archipelago: An exquisite slice of nature

Mau Island is a paradise destination in Nam Du thanks to its enormous potential for tourism development. Its soothing white sand, emerald seawaters and lush green trees billowing in the gentle breeze will definitely blow your mind. Ngang Island will intrigue you with its buzzing pace of life and approachable locals. Indulge yourself in a bustling ambience with amiable people boating and fishing together and experience the dynamic local markets. In particular, Ngang Island also offers an excellent view of sunrise and sunset.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Nam Du Archipelago: An exquisite slice of nature

Resembling the Maldives in Vietnam, Nam Du archipelago boasts magnificent nature, making it a favourite tourist attraction amongst locals and travellers. Here, you can also participate in a whole host of thrilling experiences, for instance, observe the fish farming whilst sitting on a boat, explore the idyllic fishing villages, or wander along the winding coastal road by motorbike. Get the most out of your trip and sit on the refreshing beach whilst devouring a range of gourmet seafood.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Nam Du Archipelago: An exquisite slice of nature

Nam Du archipelago is a truly perfect escape for every traveller due to its sun-dappled openness, crystalline waters, spectacular cliffs and fantastic gastronomy. The best time to visit is between December and March annually due to its unbeatable climate, perfect for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The rainy season is from April to November, so you should consider carefully avoiding the storms.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Nam Du Archipelago: An exquisite slice of nature
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From Rach Gia, you can only travel by speedboat to reach Nam Du in two hours. You can depart at 8.15 am or 12.15 pm and the price costs VND 210,000. Alternatively, if you want to marvel at the natural surroundings en route, you can also travel by boat at the price of VND100,000.

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